Thursday, September 11, 2008


Never forget.

To forget would be to become complacent. Thus allow ourselves to become vulnerable.

To forget would be arrogant. Assuming without policy this couldn't happen again is dangerous.

To forget would be selfish. To live in a free society, we all bare some responsibility.

To forget would isolate. United We Stand isn't just rhetoric. We all, in some way, take part in our democracy.

To forget would devalue life. People lives were determined by those who wish to undermine our freedom. Those who died should be honored.

To forget diminishes the value of our freedom. Our freedom is a result of those who answer the call to defend our flag, and our country and it's people. It's a call that places duty before question, commitment before desire, honor before self.

Our nation didn't just come to be. It was formed by those with a vision for a great nation, and by those willing to fight for it.

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.

Samuel Adams


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